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Polygala nitida

Polygala nitida Brandegee

Shining Milkwort

Polygalaceae (Milkwort family)


USDA Symbol: PONI4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 8 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Green
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


Native Habitat: Dry soils, thorn scrub, savannas, coastal prairies, woodlands, open slopes, roadsides.

Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Research Literature

Reslit 3112 - Notes on the genus Polygala in the United States and Mexico (1979) Tom Wendt

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Polygala nitida in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Polygala nitida in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Polygala nitida


Record Modified: 2020-12-21
Research By: CBR

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